Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep amber with a full, creamy beige head that is long lasting. The aroma is roasted, with a large amount of coffee, along with caramel, toffee, and hints of chocolate and nuts. The taste is a bit sweet. In addition to the expected coffee, I find a lot of maple and toffee. Less chocolate yet more vanilla. It reminds me somewhat of a syrupy flavor actually. Medium in body, with more of a creamy texture. Aftertaste is coffee, vanilla, and maple, is quite potent, and lasts awhile. Overall this is very good. Its a little different, and packs a good punch. It could be a little less sweet, but the pros in this one easily outweigh the cons.
thomat (2420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SB. Dark reddish brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and hops. Full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.
anders37 (19064) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty spicy coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.
Chudwick (2416) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some dude at DLD said here try it. I said ok. Very tasty. Hdbdbdhdhduwhdgxvrudhdhfhfhfhdh
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlogged rating: Plenty of coffee with a bit of walnut, mocha and bredy notes. Slight spicy hop notes. Lively and pretty crisp for a coffee ale but as expected a tad thin with the coffee. Good but got one note after a while.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muddy Dark Opaque Brown, Huge Frothy Tan Head, :Decent Lacing, Lots of Tiny Floaters. Coffee and stale Hops Aroma. Sweet, Coffee, Earthy Stale Hops. Not Bad, Just Wish It were fresh to enjoy it to the fullest. Worth A Try...
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, deep brown colored pour, lots of coffee as expected, brewed & grounds, chocolate & nutty notes. nice flavorful offering
ilovedarkbeer (2434) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep mahogany color. Interesting beer, Notes of dark brown sugar, earthy and chocolaty hops, green coffee, and toasted bread.
StoreMy (29) - Nesttun, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks reddish brown i glas, with OK light brown head. Cold coffee, wood, cinema popcorn (diacetyl) in nose. Kind of chocolateish popcorn.
Aroma confirmed in taste, with buttery finish
Worst of the Smoke Stack Series so far - earlier tastings of the series have been more than decent.
slowrunner77 (6889) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"I’m curious what this large but easy drinking ale would be like without the coffee. You get the impression it’d be good, but it’s so coffee centric that I can’t really say. Wonderful roasted coffee aromas, good body, little heat. Nice brew. Wish list cross off."
Cunningham (5421) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color with a fine tan head. Looks nice. Ok lacing. Nice aroma for coffee lovers also. I quess this beer is nothing worth trying for those who do not like coffee. Lovely smooth coffee and nutty aroma. Solid body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Balanced and nice. Soft carbonation. Lots off coffee in the flavor as well. What a surprise. Balanced with some caramel and mild nutty. Maybe a bit one dimensional. But the caramel touch gave it something extra. Lovely dessert sipper.
[Bottle from a trade with Inbreak]